4B: Deliver Your Final Presentations (Graduation)

 Final Presentation Outline This is your last chance to update an items in your presentation or make any changes. When everything looks good, hit the submit button below, and you will be taken to your presentation outline, and if you have completed every section,...

4A – PowerPoint and Visual Aids

 Design Your Presentation FIRST, Then Decide on the Appropriate Visual Aids Remember that PowerPoint and other types of slide decks, like Prezi, should be used as VISUAL AIDS, not the actual speech itself. One of the main mistakes that presenters often make is...

1A- 10 Ways to Reduce Public Speaking Nervousness

 10 Ways to Reduce Public Speaking Nervousness Below are a few simple things you can do to ease some of your nervousness and anxiety from public speaking. These 10 public speaking tips will be presented in a “normal”, knowledge-based way. Watch each...

3B – Ten Ways to Add Impact and Content to Your Presentation

Add Impact and Content to Presentation! Now that you have a great presentation outline and some ideas on how to keep the energy up in your presentation, let’s add a little more meat. Below are 10 options (Impact Ideas) that you can add as additional proof that...

3A – Add Enthusiasm and Energy to Any Presentation

 Maintain Energy and Enthusiasm during Long Presentations There are about five key things that a speaker can physically do at any time to insert energy into his or her presentation. Speed Up: Many people think that speaking fast is bad, but in reality, a person who...

2B- Insert Examples to Prove Each Item

 Insert Examples to Prove Each Item Just as we do when we are creating an outline, we often want to OVER EXPLAIN each bullet point. However, that would just be a different form of Data Dumping. Remember that the key to delivering a good presentation is to make it...

2A-Create Your Audience Focused Presentation Outline

 One of the biggest complaints that speakers often receive is what we call “Data Dumping.” This is where we give too much information in a confusing and scattered way. In reality, the human brain likes to focus on just a single item at a time. So, if we cover too...

1B- How to Introduce Yourself

 How to Design a Good Talk of Introduction The talk of introduction is the 30 second speech that occurs before the main speech. Here, you have the opportunity to introduce yourself and let your audience know some of your credentials. This can sometimes be a very...

1C- The Magic Elixir to Eliminate Presentation Jitters

 One big secret to reducing public speaking fear is to get into a story or example from (from your own personal experience) as soon as possible. Why do stories work so well? An article in Training and Development Magazine titled Leadership Through Storytelling, tells...

Welcome to the Fearless Presentations ® Online Course

Welcome to the Fearless Presentations ® Online Course Knowledge-based training can be challenging and may cause you to forget a lot of the content. When you want to build confidence, being able to DO SOMETHING is way more important than having a bunch of useless...

Add Details with Additional Pictures

                          Once you have the outline memorized, you can add additional images to represent additional content. For instance, going back to the first point about the order all at once...

Video: Easy Memory Hack Professional Speakers Use

  If you have ever seen a professional keynote speaker come on stage and deliver an entire hour-long presentation without any notes, he/she probably used the Palace (or Room) technique. This technique is similar to the Stacking Technique, but instead of...

Data Dumping

                    The hardest problem to overcome is called “data dumping.” This is where we give too much information in too short a time. When we design presentations, we often think that to present...

Writing a Presentation Word-for-Word

                    Another big mistake is to write out their entire presentation longhand. Many presenters see delivering a presentation like learning lines in a play. We think that we have to create a script first....

Starting with the Visual Aid

                            Starting with the Visual Aid. Many presenters will often start by designing a PowerPoint slideshow or some other visual aid. When we do this, we will likely end up with a...